Yoshitoshi’s “100 Views of the Moon”
Friday, September 16 through Saturday, October 22
Harvest Moon Party: Friday, September 16 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Ronin Gallery – 425 Madison Avenue (between 48th and 49th Streets), 3rd floor
Celebrate the Harvest Moon in the fantastical realm of half-glimpsed apparitions of mesmerizing beauty. 100 Views of the Moon, the exceptional series by Yoshitoshi Tsukioka, who is considered one of the last great masters of ukiyo-e, provides a glimpse into the mind of an eccentric genius, welcoming the viewer into an enchanted place where reality fades imperceptibly into illusion.
At the age of twelve, Yoshitoshi studied under the renowned ukiyo-e master Kuniyoshi and went on to create eerie works that ranged from graphic violence to beautiful women. He began 100 Views of the Moon in 1885, basing his subjects on poets, musicians, Indian and Chinese legends, and famous characters in classic literature.
For more information, please visit Ronin Gallery’s website.